Ribbleton man still wanted 6 weeks after woman is raped in Preston

A man from Ribbleton is still wanted by police six weeks after he was named as a 'person of interest' in a rape investigation.

By Matthew Calderbank
Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 11:37 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th August 2020, 11:44 am
Michael Foster, 32, is still wanted 6 weeks after a woman suffered a serious sexual assault in Preston. Pic: Lancashire Police
Michael Foster, 32, is still wanted 6 weeks after a woman suffered a serious sexual assault in Preston. Pic: Lancashire Police

Police are still searching for Michael Foster, 32, from Moor Nook, who is wanted in connection with a rape reported in the early hours of July 11.

A woman in her 20s was attacked at her home in the city, and four days later, Lancashire Police named Foster as a 'wanted man' in their investigation.

The force renewed its appeal on July 24, after Foster failed to come forward to speak to detectives.

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More than six weeks have now passed and Foster continues to evade police.

Det Con Sue Wilson, of Preston CID, said: "We are keen to speak to Michael Foster and would urge him to come forward as soon as possible.

"We want to speak to him in connection with a rape investigation in Preston.

"If you have seen him or know where he is, please come forward and contact us."

Anyone with information can call 101 or email [email protected] or [email protected] quoting log 0369 of July 11. In an emergency you should still call 999.